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Subject: Re: [MNRICE] Jennie Gates
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2007 17:44:03 -0000


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Author: eabowe
Surnames: Gates, Clark
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If you're still searching for Jennie A. (Clark) Gates here is some info for you thanks to the Dalby Database.

HISTORY OF GOODHUE COUNTY, MN. PUBLISHED IN 1909. Joseph A. Gates, M. D., of Kenyon Village, was born in Olmstead County, Minnesota, September 11, 1870, a son of Elnathan J. and Jane (Waldron) Gates, the former a native of Vermont and the latter of Pennsylvania. Elnathan J. Gates came to Minnesota in 1856 and in 1860 to Olmstead County, where he died May 20, 1904. The mother is living in Rochester, Minn. Joseph A. received his education in Rochester, Minn., graduating from the high school. He then entered the University of Minnesota, where he graduated from the medical department in 1895. Im-mediately after his graduation he located in Kenyon village, and commenced the practice of his profession. Dr. Gates has always taken an active interest in politics. He has been for eleven years, a member of the village school board. He served as president of the city council in 1900 and was elected a member of the State Legislature for three terms, 1904, 1906 and 1908. He built the Keny!
on telephone exchange in 1901 which covers all the territory to Kenyon. He also served as editor of the Kenyon Leader for several years, and is a director in the Citizens' State Bank of Kenyon. June 10, 1896, he married Jennie Clark, of Rochester, Minn. They have five children: Elnathan, Russell, Nellie, Joseph and Jennie. Fraternally Dr. Gates is a member of Kenyon Lodge No. 201 A. F. and A. M., Tyrian No. 6 R. A. M., Faribault Commandery No. 8 K. T. and Osman Temple, St. Paul. He is a member of the A. 0. U. W. and M. W. A. of Kenyon, the B. P. 0. E. No. 1166 of Faribault. Dr. Gates is a Republican in politics and affiliates with the Methodist Episcopal church.

HISTORY OF GOODHUE COUNTY. MN., PUBLISHED IN 1935. Dr. J. A. Gates, physician and surgeon of Kenyon. Was born September 11, 1870. Married Jennie A. Clark of Rochester, Minn., June 10, 1896. Children: Elnathan Clark, Russell G., Nellie Jane (Mrs. Shave Robert), Joseph A., Jr., Jennie (Mrs. John Hedges), and Donald L. Affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Republican in politics. Builder and owner of Kenyon Telephone Exchange; associated with the Kenyon Leader for several years. Served as a member in the state legislature from 1904 through 1908 and on the Kenyon school board for 21 years. Member of Kenyon Lodge No. 201 A.F. and A.M., Faribault Commandery Knights Templar, Osman Temple, Mystic Shrine, Ancient Order of United Workmen, The Modern Woodmen of America, and B.P.O.E., Faribault. Served as captain in the Medical Corps during the World War.

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS
15/JUN/1922
DR. J. A. GATES, PROMINENT GOODHUE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY LEADER AND VICE COMMANDER OF THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, MET HIS DEATH HIS MORNING ABOUT 10 O'CLOCK WHEN THE AUTOMOBILE WHICH HE WAS DRIVING WAS HIT BY A GREAT WESTERN TRAIN TWO MILES NORTH OF KENYON. DR. GATES WAS MAKING A COUNTRY CALL ON A PATIENT AT THE TIME HE MET HIS DEATH. HE WAS GOING OVER THE KNUTSON CROSSING, TWO MILES SOUTH OF KENYON, WHEN THE TRAIN STRUCK THE CAR, THROWING IT IN THE AIR AND COMPLETELY DEMOLISHING IT. DEATH RESULTED INSTANTANEOUSLY, THE BACK PART OF HIS HEAD BEING BADLY CRUSHED. OTHER PARTS OF HIS BODY WERE BADLY TORN AND LACERATED. IT IS THOUGHT THAT DR. GATES WAS DRIVING IN "LOW" TO MAKE THE UPGRADE TO THE CROSSING, PAYING ATTENTION TO HIS MACHINE AND NOT LOOKING, FOR APPROACHING TRAINS. THE CROSSING IS ONE OF THE WORST IN THE LOCALITY AND IT IS DIFFICULT TO SEE APPROACHING TRAINS IN EITHER DIRECTION. DR. GATES WAS ALONE IN THE CAR. FROM INDICATIONS, IT IS DEDUCTED TH!
AT ONLY THE FRONT OF THE CAR REACHED ACROSS THE FIRST RAIL, AS THE CAR WAS THROWN BACK ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE TRACK FROM WHICH IT WAS APPROACHING. WOMAN SEES ACCIDENT. THE CROSSING WHERE DR. GATES WAS KILLED IS JUST A SHORT DISTANCE FROM THE FARM WHERE HE WAS GOING, AND MRS. KNUTSON, THE WIFE OF THE FARM OWNER, SAW THE TRAIN AS IT STRUCK THE MACHINE. THE DECEASED LEAVES A WIFE AND SIX CHILDREN TO MOURN HIS DEATH. FOUR BOYS---ELNATHAN, RUSSELL, MOSES AND DONALD, AND TWO GIRLS---NELLIE AND GENE, LIVE IN KENYON. HE ALSO LEAVES SEVERAL BROTHERS. DR. GATES HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF KENYON FOR OVER 25 YEARS AND STOOD OUT AS ONE OF THE COMMUNITY'?S LEADERS. HE OWNED THE KENYON TELEPHONE SYSTEM. DR. J. A. GATES WAS LONG RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE REPUBLICAN LEADERS OF MINNESOTA AND WAS TAKING AN ACTIVE PART IN THE PRESENT CONGRESSIONAL RACE IN THE THIRD DISTRICT. HE WAS ONE OF THE BACKERS OF A. H. ANDRESEN, THE GOODHUE COUNTY DELEGATE IN THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION HERE LAST MARCH. DURIN!
G THE WAR HE PROVED HIS INTENSE PATRIOTISM BY LEAVING HIS PROFESSION I
N PRIVATE LIFE, TO ENTER THE ARMY, WHERE HE ROSE TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. AFTER THE WAR HE RESUMED HIS PROFESSION IN KENYON AND AT THE LAST CONVENTION OF THE MINNESOTA AMERICAN LEGION WAS ELECTED AS VICE COMMANDER FOR THIS STATE. COMMANDER MALCOLM GRANT OF THE FARIBAULT POST NO. 43, AMERICAN LEGION, SAID THIS MORNING THAT THE PASSING OF DR. GATES MARKS THE LOSS OF ONE OF THE LEGION'S MOST CAPABLE AND ENTHUSIASTIC WORKERS. HE WAS INTIMATELY KNOWN TO LOCAL LEGIONAIRES AND WAS HELD IN THE HIGHEST ESTEEM. IN KENYON HE WAS ALSO RESPECTED BY THE MANY EX-SERVICE MEN. DR. GATES AT ONE TIME RAN FOR THE NOMINATION FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF MINNESOTA AND REPRESENTED HIS COUNTY TO THE BEST OF HIS ABILITY AS A MEMBER OF THE MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. HE WAS WELL KNOWN TO FARIBAULT PEOPLE, BEING A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL MASONIC LODGE, A MEMBER OF THE SHRINE AND RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE BIGGEST MASONS IN THIS PART OF THE STATE. LOCAL MASONS TODAY WERE MOURNING HIS SUDDEN DEATH AND JO!
INED IN EXPRESSING THEIR OPINION THAT HIS PASSING WILL BE AN IRREPARABLE LOSS. DR. GATES ALSO HAD A HOST OF FRIENDS IN THE FARIBAULT ELKS LODGE NO.1166, OF WHICH HE WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER.

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